Farmville 2: Country Escape has a lot of different aspects that aren’t necessarily straight-forward with the most efficient methods of play. If you want to increase the productivity of your Farmville 2: Country Escape farm, make sure you take a look at these 10 tips that you can put to use immediately!
Tip #1 – Put your Facebook farm to use
Anyone who has a farm on the Facebook version of Farmville 2 can send goods to their mobile farm and vice versa. This can be extremely beneficial for both of your farms, as you can send water from mobile (since it’s unlimited) to Facebook where it is limited. As for benefiting your mobile farm, you could have several Peach trees on your Facebook farm that have supplied you with a large inventory of Peaches — which are a very useful item in Country Escape, and you can send 9 of them per truck load. There is a timer on each truck load, so just make sure you utilize this at least once per day.
Tip #2 – How to fix a full barn
One of the worst things you can do in Country Escape is put yourself in a situation where your barn is full and you can’t allocate any resources to free up space. Luckily, you can put some things on the open market that you’d like to sell, or transfer things to your Facebook farm to make room. A last resort would be to open your barn and tap the red X on any item to completely remove it. The best practice is to try to leave a few spaces open in your barn at all times.
Tip #3 – Always be Foraging
Doing things like Fishing, Feeding Prized Animals, and Foraging are all great ways to get very useful items and some passive XP. Foraging and Fishing require country biscuits, so make sure you have plenty of these in stock just in-case your oven is in use and you need to start a foraging venture. They can take anywhere from 15 minutes – 8+ hours, and the rewards will increase if you use multiple farmhands.
Tip #4 – Check the Open Market regularly
Buying/Selling on the open market is the absolute best way to make money, you should always browse through the offers when you play. If you see anything selling for the base price, or better yet, below the base price — you should buy it and re-list it at the maximum price, as things almost always sell regardless. Obviously this works best with things like Peach Yogurt, or Stuffed Bass, compared to just plain Wheat which wont yield much of a profit.
Tip #5 – Make sure you can’t fill an order soon before you ‘X’ it
A lot of players are quick to cancel an order that they can’t immediately fill, but you should always check your current production to make sure you won’t be able to fill it within the next 10 minutes. If you’re short a tomato, but they’re done growing in two minutes, wait it out and you’ll get a completed order and a refresh that doesn’t take 10 minutes.
Tip #6 – Never overstock on fast-produced items
It won’t do you much good to have 30 wheat saved up in your barn, and it will make managing our barn space very challenging and frustrating. Do your best to avoid overstocking on anything that you can make in less than a couple of minutes.
This tip coincides with #4, and it’s the easiest tip to follow on this list. Whenever you list anything on the open market you should always charge full price, your offers get shown to a plethora of people, and they are all looking at a limited list of offers — chances are someone will really need your item to fill an order and will be willing to pay the maximum price.
Tip #8 – Use multiple Farmhands when Foraging!
When you are doing things like Fishing and Foraging, you should always make sure that you are using 100% of your farmhands. Don’t let any of them go to waste as they will yield more XP and rewards at no extra cost.
Tip #9 – Use Keys wisely
Unless you are pouring mass amounts of real cash into this game, you only have a limited supply of keys, so use them wisely. For example, you should waste keys to speed grow your strawberries jut to fill an order that will yield 12xp. One of the best uses of your keys is to speed finish your foraging, as you can get a pretty good chunk of XP (with multiple farmhands) for just two keys.
Tip #10 – Always be making a Shovel
Last but not least, don’t ever let your farm go without producing a Shovel, these take 8 hours to produce but only cost 10 coins. You’ll encounter a lot of debris as you unlock more land, and some of this debris requires 4+ shovels to clear (which would take 32 hours alone to produce if you were there at every 8 hour interval to start another shovel).